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Salonica’s New Chief Rabbi Preaches Inaugural Sermon in Presence of Officialdom

Dr. Zwi Hirsh Koretz, the new chief rabbi of Salonica, preached his first sermon since the assumption of his new duties this morning before the Governor-General, M. Illindis, and the director of the Department of the Interior, M. Lazaridis. A delegation representing the Salonica communal council also was present at the ceremony.

Speaking in Greek, Dr. Koretz thanked the Greek Government for ratifying his election and for “accepting me as a son of the Greek people. I shall fulfill my duties,” he pledged,” in conformity with the laws of the republic, as a faithful citizen of my new and beloved country.”

The Governor-General, in reply, promised the new chief rabbi the cooperation and assistance of the Greek Government.